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EU signs off €1bn deal with Tunisia to help stem irregular migration

By Lisa O'Carroll

16 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. The European Union has approved a €1bn deal with Tunisia to help curb irregular migration. The agreement includes significant measures to prevent dangerous migration across the Mediterranean.

The EU has signed off on a €1bn (£860m) deal with Tunisia to help stem irregular migration, as the president of the north African country denounced those who offer migrants “sympathy without respect” for their goal to have equity in life.

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, hailed the deal with Tunisia, including significant measures to stem deadly irregular migration across the mediterranean, as an investment in shared prosperity and stability.

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